Major contemporary issues and debates relating to the sustainable use of energy are addressed in this far-reaching Handbook. The contributing authors discuss the ongoing debates about sustainability and energy use, energy economics, renewable energy, efficiency and climate policy.
New and original chapters from leading academics cover the full spectrum of relevant research including: definitions of sustainability in energy use; consumer behaviour and energy markets; the impacts of innovation and new technologies; energy economics and climate modelling; low carbon economies and renewable energies. The authors critically engage with perspectives from developed and developing countries from both global and regional standpoints.
This Handbook will make a timely and important contribution to the study of energy, climate change and climate economics, and will prove essential reading for international researchers in the fields of natural resources, climate change and energy. Students in environmental science faculties, economics departments, business schools and engineering schools will also find this important and enriching compendium insightful. Similarly, policy-makers in energy and environment ministries and international organizations will find much topical debate to engage them.
"[...] was impressed by the scope of the contributions and their clarity. All appear to have been written specifically for this "Handbook" and all are readily comprehensible without a large amount of assumed previous knowledge [...] a very useful source document and many of the chapters represent a good starting point for student research projects."
– Tony Owen, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy
"In today's modern world where energy resources are increasingly scarce, climate change is a hot-button issue, and population growth continues to push the need to promote sustainable living, Handbook of Sustainable Energy is highly recommended as an absolutely invaluable contribution to graduate school libraries and the pool of literature available to professionals in the field."
– The Midwest Book Review
Introduction Ibon Galarraga and Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino
PART I: SUSTAINABLE USE OF ENERGY
1. The Sustainability of 'Sustainable' Energy Use: Historical Evidence on the Relationship between Economic Growth and Renewable Energy Roger Fouquet
2. Sustainability Criteria for Energy Resources and Technologies Geoffrey P. Hammond and Craig I. Jones
3. Economic Growth, Energy Consumption and Climate Policy M. Carmen Gallastegui, Alberto Ansuategi, Marta Escapa and Sabah Abdullah
4. The Linkages between Energy Efficiency and Security of Energy Supply in Europe Andrea Bigano, Ramon Arigoni Ortiz, Anil Markandya, Emanuela Menichetti and Roberta Pierfederici
5. Governing a Low Carbon Energy Transition: Lessons from UK and Dutch Approaches Timothy J. Foxon
PART II: ENERGY AND ECONOMICS
6. How Energy Works: Gas and Electricity Markets in Europe Monica Bonacina, Anna Creti and Susanna Dorigoni
7. Transmission and Distribution Networks for a Sustainable Electricity Supply Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Tomas Gomez, Luis Olmos and Michel Rivier
8. Energy - Economic - Environmental Models: A Survey Renato Rodrigues, Antonio G. Gomez-Plana and Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino
9. Energy Supply and the Sustainability of Endogenous Growth Karen Pittel and Dirk Rubbelke
10. Consumer Behavior and the Use of Sustainable Energy Reinhard Madlener and Marjolein J.W. Harmsen-van Hout
PART III: RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
11. Multicriteria Diversity Analysis: Theory, Method and an Illustrative Application Go Yoshizawa, Andy Stirling and Tatsujiro Suzuki
12. Review of the World and European Renewable Energy Resource Potentials Helena Cabal, Maryse Labriet and Yolanda Lechon
13. The Cost of Renewable Energy: Past and Future Kirsten Halsnas and Kenneth Karlsson
14. Valuing Efficiency Gains in EU Coal-based Power Generation Luis Maria Abadie and Jose Manuel Chamorro
15. Energy Use in the Transport Sector: Ways to Improve Efficiency Kenneth Button
PART IV: OTHER ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES
16. Nuclear Power in the Twenty-first Century Geoffrey P. Hammond
17. Carbon Capture Technology: Status and Future Prospects Edward John Anthony and Paul S. Fennell
18. Environmental, Economic and Policy Aspects of Biofuels Peter B.R. Hazell and Martin Evans
PART IV: ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY
19. The European Carbon Market (2005 - 07): Banking, Pricing and Risk-hedging Strategies Julien Chevallier
20. The Clean Development Mechanism: A Stepping Stone Towards World Carbon Markets? Julien Chevallier
21. Second-best Instruments for Energy and Climate Policy Xavier Labandeira and Pedro Linares
22. Addressing Fields of Rationality: A Policy for Reducing Household Energy Consumption? Hege Westskog, Tanja Winther and Einar Strumse
23. The Role of R&D+i in the Energy Sector Alessandro Lanza and Elena Verdolini
PART VI: OTHER DIMENSIONS OF ENERGY
24. Energy and Poverty: The Perspective of Poor Countries Rob Bailis
25. The Role of Regions in the Energy Sector: Past and Future Thomas Reisz
26. California's Energy-related Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Policies David R. Heres and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin
27. Regional Experiences: The Past, Present and Future of the Energy Policy in the Basque Region Jose Ignacio Hormaeche, Ibon Galarraga and Jose Luis Saenz de Ormijana Epilogue Anil Markandya
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